Question about 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
There are only 2 ways to find a short.
1: Inspect the line , for damage, an trailer jack wins 1st look.. x2
2: and using a magic thing called and Ammeter with CB .
can send a long video of buddy ASE doing this.
but here are the words. and tools , see SHORT finder.
i've done this on cars, boats, trains, air craft and ships.
all shorts, can be found.
with cheap tools.
im retired now. so.... only help.
answering for over 15amp fused circuits.
below that, i use the amp clamp. tool. with same CB
Posted on Dec 07, 2014
You have trailer harness on it?
Posted on Dec 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Ok it is obvious since the light is coming on you are getting power to the switch. It could be a heated seat relay. Im fairly sure jeeps use a relay after the switch that is where I would start. Check and see if the Heated seat relay, and fuse are good
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
C1 & C2 in your panel are most likely one of the culprits, if no power at heater at seat. Sounds like testing for power at seat switch is easier to do than get at these circuit breakers in the panel. If you have power at switch at seat, then it's not the fuse/circuit breaker. Good reading at this link for you.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
I will post it in 2 different posts because its too long DB
HEATED SEAT SYSTEM
Individually controlled driver and passenger side electrically heated front seats are available factoryinstalled optional equipment on this model, when it is also equipped with the power seat option. The heated seat system allows both the driver and the front seat passenger the option to select one of two seat heating ranges, Low or High, or to turn the individual seat heaters OFF using the heated seat switches located in the center lower bezel near the bottom of the instrument panel center stack. The heated seat switch circuit operates on ignition switched battery current supplied through a fuse in the junction block, only when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
The heated seat system consists of the following components
The electronic modules that may affect heated seat system operation are as follows:
The heated seat system will only operate when the ignition switch is in the ON position, and the surface temperature at the front seat heating element sensors is below the designed temperature set points of the system. The heated seat system will not operate in ambient temperatures greater than about 41 °C (105 °F) . The front seat heating elements and sensors are hard wired to the Heated Seat Module (HSM) or the Memory Heated Seat Module (MHSM).
The heated seat switches are hard wired to the Body Control Module (BCM). The BCM monitors the heated seat switch inputs, then sends heated seat switch status messages to the HSM or MHSM over the Programmable Communications Interface (PCI) data bus. The HSM or MHSM contains the control logic for the heated seat system. The HSM or MHSM responds to the heated seat switch status messages, ignition switch status messages, and the front seat heating element sensor inputs by controlling the output to the front seat heating elements through integral solid-state relays.
When a seat heater is turned ON, the sensor located on the seat cushion electric heater element provides the HSM or MHSM with an input indicating the surface temperature of the seat cushion. If the surface temperature input is below the temperature set point for the selected Low or High heated seat switch position, the HSM or MHSM energizes the integral solid-state relay, which supplies battery current to the heating elements in the seat cushion and back. When the sensor input indicates the correct temperature set point has been achieved, the HSM or MHSM de-energizes the solid-state relay. The HSM or MHSM will continue to cycle the solid-state relay as needed to maintain the temperature set point.
The HSM or MHSM and the seat heater elements operate on non-switched battery current supplied through the power seat circuit breaker in the junction block. However, the HSM or MHSM will automatically turn OFF the heating elements if it detects an open or short in the sensor circuit, a short or open in the heating element circuit causing an excessive current draw, or when the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position.
See the owner's manual in the vehicle glove box for more information on the features, use and operation of the heated seat system.
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Posted on Feb 03, 2009
You didn’t mention replacing the temperature sensor located
on the block in the path of the ‘cooled’ coolant.
I can’t tell you any closer where to look for it since you didn’t specify which engine you have.
This device is a solid state item called a thermistor.
With the air temperature around 77 degrees F and a 'cold' engine, it should measure about 10,000 Ohms and hot, around 1,200 Ohms while disconnected from its mating connector.
With the ignition on, and the connector disconnected from the sensor, you should measure about 5 volts coming from the ECU.
If this has failed, the ECU is not getting the right info back from the sensor and doesn’t know if the fan is needed or not.
Posted on May 26, 2009
Replace turn signal switch on colum probubly emergrncy and turn combo check your back up switch on man transmission. if auto transmission check selector switch on linkage.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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